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Tickets go on sale this week for Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s third September 2020 concert at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey.
Marco Benevento joined an all-star cast for Madlib and Freddie Gibbs’ ‘Tiny Desk Concert.’
Marco Benevento recorded covers of songs by The Band, Jackson Browne and The Crystals for inclusion in an installment of Aquarium Drunkard’s ‘The Lagniappe Sessions.’
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead are the first act confirmed for the 2020 High Sierra Music Festival.
Marco Benevento released a video for “Nature’s Change” form his 2019 album ‘Let It Slide.’
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead played a setlist consisting of the 15 songs garnering the most votes in a HeadCount poll during a benefit concert for the organization at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City on Monday night.
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Latest Marco Benevento Setlist
Marco Benevento at The Independent
- Say It's All the Same
- Send It On A Rocket
- Stay In Line
- Solid Gold
- Walking With Tyrone
- Let It Slide
- Coyote Hearing
- I Need You Tonight
- At The Show
- Why Can't I Touch It
About Marco Benevento
For more than a decade pianist/sound-sculptor/songwriter Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive resume of composition and collaboration. His studio albums have set forth a vision for music that connects the dots between Explosions In The Sky and Tortoise on one side, Brian Eno and Brad Mehldau on the other, while in the live setting his performances reverberate with pulsating dance rock energy. The 34-year old artist takes the next step forward in this evolution with his latest album, TigerFace, on which he paints his songs in a myriad of sonic colors, shimmering with acoustic piano, synths and analog keyboards. The tunes themselves seemingly conceptualized from every wisp of melody, hook and cadence that’s ever tickled his ear.
Recorded and mixed by Tom Biller (Silversun Pickups, Fiona Apple) and Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Akron/Family), TigerFace features a stellar cast of musicians recruited to help capture his ideas, including drummers Matt Chamberlain (Bill Frisell, Pearl Jam), John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea & The Cake) and Andrew Barr (The Barr Brothers), bassists Dave Dreiwitz (Ween), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green) and Mike Gordon (Phish), violinist Ali Helnwein (Traction Avenue Chamber Orchestra) and saxophonist Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, Superhuman Happiness). For the first time, Benevento presents vocals, inviting Kalmia Traver (Rubblebucket) to sing on the infectious dance rock rave-up “Limbs Of A Pine” and the pastoral psych rock meditation “This Is How It Goes.” Other standouts include the angelic Arcade Fire meets The Flaming Lips anthem “Eagle Rock,” the soaring garage psychedelia of “Going West,” the piano riff rock jaunt “Escape Horse,” and the happily lilting “Fireworks.”
As anybody who’s seen Benevento perform live can attest, the pianist is a satellite to the muse with eyes closed, smile wide across his face and fingers free-flowing across the keys. Indeed, TigerFace, is the commitment to this pursuit; a record that rides the yes wave and in the process becomes a soundtrack for fellow travelers with their eyes set on the horizon.
Phish and SiriusXM shared video of a deliciously dark and spacey “2001” from the band’s instant classic at The Met in Philadelphia.
The Disco Biscuits treated fans to a three-song second set during their two-night opener at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale.
Phil Lesh returned to the stage for the first time in over three months to celebrate the Smart Train coming to Larkspur, California in Marin County.
Chris Frantz’s new memoir ‘Remain In Love’ will feature the inside story of Talking Heads from his point-of-view and documents his romance with Tina Weymouth.
Billy Strings’ Saturday night concert at the Ogden Theatre in Denver will featured in a free live stream via nugs.net.